Clay: Nothing ‘Privileged’ About Tebow Signing With Jags

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith called the Jacksonville Jaguars’ signing of Tim Tebow a case of “white privilege.” That was perhaps the worst of many terrible takes on Tebow’s latest NFL opportunity, says OutKick founder Clay Travis.

“Tim Tebow isn’t getting some massive privilege,” Clay says. “It’s not like he got signed to a $100 million contract. He has a good relationship, developed over years, with the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Urban Meyer), who believes that Tebow could — could, I stress — be a helpful asset to the young Jacksonville Jaguars franchise, and also, might help to sell tickets.”

Throw in Tebow’s overall likeability and strong ties to Florida, and his one-year deal is actually a low-risk no-brainer.

For Clay’s full take on Tebow, Stephen A, and the idea that the signing is somehow connected to white privilege, check out the video below.


Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. The people complaining about Tebow have probably complained about Tebow since Tebow was a freshman at Florida, so nothing new to see here. Haters gonna hate. He hast to earn a roster spot like everyone else, so I don’t know what the big deal is. Oh yeah, wait, I remember, he’s a Christian.

  2. I find the sports ignorance even more annoying than the race baiting. Stephen A is supposed to be an analyst, yet he seems completely unaware of Terrelle Pryor, a former QB who was given a million opportunities at WR because of his athleticism (seems like a reasonable comp), or Antonio Gates who played basketball in college, but was given a chance as a TE because of, wait for it, his athleticism. Or Hines Ward, etc. There are literally dozens of examples of athletic college quarterbacks being given an opportunity to earn their way in at other positions, and we’ve always celebrated those athletes for being willing to take a unconventional path to earn their way… Tim Tebow is a phenomenal athlete, and one of the best competitors of our generation, so regardless of the outcome, I don’t understand how anyone can argue it’s somehow “ridiculous” that he’s getting this shot.

  3. Let’s see: signing for a pittance NFL wise, willing to play anywhere and a great teammate by all accounts. Sounds like the anti-Krapernick. Can’t imagine why they’d want him. Yeah, white privilege. When is throwing around “white privilege” going to become a fireable offense given that the term is in fact racist?

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